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Old Jul 25th, 2018, 07:35 AM   1
StarGazerRose
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Intraductal Papilloma


I was hoping someone around here could help....

I had surgery a little under 10 years ago to remove an intraductal papilloma from my one breast. Everything went fine. No lingering issues except scar tissue and a lovely reminding scar.
The only thing I've noticed on the norm (before being pregnant) was that it kinda stayed smaller, and shaped differently. I assumed it was because of the surgery and how it healed.

Now that I'm pregnant I'm worried about the ability to breastfeed. It's noticeably smaller, and looks under developed still. My one breast has grown, weighs more than normal, the aerola is much bigger and darker, while this one seems to be remaining small, doesn't weigh any more than it used to, the aerola is the same but has gotten darker.
Both breasts are covered in the "river-like" veins, so it seems they are doing their thing...I assume.

I really want to breastfeed, but I'm afraid that I won't be able to provide for my kid if this breast isn't developing properly.

I don't have an appointment for another 3 weeks, and since this isn't a Baby related issue or causing me any issues, I didn't know if or when to bring it up....


Thoughts??



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2018, 08:03 AM   2
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No real advice other than definitely bring it up with your OB. They can refer you to a breast specialist at the very least. I know it’s different, but I had a lump that I brought up at one of my OB appointments and they checked it right there and referred me to an ultrasound and breast specialist appointments. I had a strange skin thing pop up during my first pregnancy and they referred me to a dermatologist to check it out. Even if they aren’t the ones who deal with it, they are responsible for steering you in the right direction and telling you who to talk to about the concern.



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2018, 08:16 AM   3
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It took us forever to get pregnant so I honestly never brought it up to any one before except Hubby (which he knows nothing about).

My mom said that no matter the size of the breast if I want to breastfeed I should just "do it" But the size isn't "really" my issue, its that it doesn't look like it's developing.

I'll probably bring it up my next visit. I don't feel it's anything that will change in the next 3 weeks, so I won't bother the docs now.

Thanks Elsa.



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2018, 09:41 AM   4
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You can actually breastfeed with just one breast, as it is on-demand. That being said, you should definitely find a lactation consultant or someone at least specializing in breasts. I've heard of even having a reduction surgery and going on to feeding just fine.



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2018, 10:08 AM   5
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I think they don't have to mess with much of the ducts with the reduction like they have to do with the papilloma.
I don't remember, cause it's been a while, but from what I researched they have to remove the duct that is impacted by the nerve wrapping.

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Old Jul 25th, 2018, 11:15 AM   6
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Well it won't hurt to talk to a lactation consultant or someone dealing with breasts at least. I had lots of horrible advice for bf with my first and it adversely affected the relationship and I ended up not bf him for very long, but did lots of research and work to keep up bf with my second and it worked out much better. Definitely get some different opinions!



 
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Old Jul 25th, 2018, 12:07 PM   7
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That reminds me... one of my friends wanted to be come a lactation consultant, but I have no clue if she went through with it. If she did I might ask her and she what she has to say.
If she hasn't went through any of the classes, I'll probably ask someone in the office.



 
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